Luise Gotz Bertetto, 87, of Warren, PA, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family, Thursday afternoon, December 6, 2012 after an extended illness. She was born November 26, 1925 in Marktbreit, Germany to the late Michael and Emilie Schurz Gotz. Luise has resided in Warren since 1961 and became a U.S. Citizen on August 21, 1957, which was her proudest achievement. She was employed with the Warren State Hospital as a nurse's aide, retiring from there after 15 years employment. Previously she was employed with G.T.E. Sylvania as a supervisor in the white room. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, the church bible study group, quilters group, and senior luncheon fellowship. Luise enjoyed baking German cookies, crocheting, and working in her flower garden. She is survived by her children Jane Johnson and husband, Gary , Susan Allen, Barbara English, and Joseph M. Bertetto, all of Warren, PA, David J. Bertetto of Mayfield Heights, OH, 2 Sisters Hermine Hoppe of Stuttgart, Germany, Waltraud Sutton and husband, Jack of Land of Lakes, FL, her caregiver Cynthia Simonsen, 6 Grandchildren, 7 GreatGrandchildren, Cooper and Gracie her dogs, and Lucas her cat, which were the light of her life. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Master Sergeant Joseph J. Bertetto.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 2 to 4 P.M. and on Monday, December 10, 2012 at St. John Lutheran Church, 200 Pleasant Drive, Warren, PA from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M., when a funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. by Rev. Jeffrey Ewing, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. John Lutheran Church, 200 Pleasant Drive, Warren, PA 16365 or Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365. E mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.